08 July 2019 - 09 July 2019
London, UK

Gender and growth

World Population Program Deputy Director Sergei Scherbov was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the Chatham House 2019 Gender and Growth Forum.

Chatham House in London © Chris Mouyiaris | Dreamstime.com

Chatham House in London © Chris Mouyiaris | Dreamstime.com

This annual forum will bring together a committed group of action-oriented policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, activist and academics to generate key policy ideas and support the work of the Women 20 (W20) and other international forums. The central idea behind the forum this year will be about finding solutions to re-shape the world of work so that it works not only for women but for society as a whole.

As leading expert on aging, Sergei Scherbov was invited to participate in a panel discussion on the Silver Economy. The panel session discusses the opportunity of a positive impact of the Silver Economy for individuals, companies, governments (local and global), investors and Artificial Intelligence.

For many years Scherbov together with Warren Sanderson have developed new measures of age and aging in demographic research. They suggest to broaden research methods to account for significant increases in life expectancy, as the focus on chronological age of people alone provides a limited picture of the process, one that is often not appropriate for either scientific study or policy analysis. Their groundbreaking results have been published in Nature and Science and other high level journals. Scherbov is also PI of the Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing) project at IIASA that, among other things, ascertains the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity.

For more information please visit the event website.

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Sergei Scherbov

Project Leader

World Population

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IIASA Project

Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing)


Gietel-Basten S & Scherbov S (2019). Is half the world’s population really below ‘replacement-rate’? PLoS ONE 14 (12): e0224985. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0224985.

Gietel-Basten S & Scherbov S (2019). Exploring the ‘True Value’ of Replacement Rate Fertility. Population Research and Policy Review DOI:10.1007/s11113-019-09561-y. (In Press)

Aging Demographic Data Sheet

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